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Jul
23
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
@TeresaMcgH oh my god, those look horrible, combining a weedy grass with a goat head would be enough to send me indoors for good... although I really doubt that they can be "as painful" bet even 70% as painful would be enough
Jul
20
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
yes absolutely hoeing is effective... the garden torch is effective... they aren't hard to kill, but they grow fast and if you let them go to seed then your property is like a mine field... there is no pain like stepping on one of these, they will puncture bike tires, they will imbed themselves in rubber soled shoes and then spread inside your house... sorry for the rant, I just hate these things..
Jul
19
comment How can I ensure a crop of potato seeds?
the female (they have perfect flowers, but the one acting as the female) needs to be of a variety that is capable of producing viable fruit... but since you have gotten as far as you have, you should be able to just let those ripen and harvest seed from them. Who knows maybe you will be lucky, and invent a more pest resistant replacement for the good ole Russet (just like Luther)
Jul
19
comment What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
ha, I am a selective reader apparently. In zone 7 they are an annual... I don't know what zone you are, but they are an annual here.
Jul
19
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Jul
19
answered What is a long-term solution to a goathead infestation?
Jul
19
comment What is this narrow leaved, aromatic plant native to Attica, Greece?
to me it looks more like tarragon, but we will have to see the flower to know for sure... if it isn't tarragon then something closer to rosemary is certainly possible, there are many many member of the mint family that are aromatic, if it does have square stems then it is almost certainly in Lamiaceae (the mint, basil, rosemary, oregano, etc family)
Jun
11
comment Does fish emulsion (or another foliar feed) work as a foliar fertilizer on needle leaved evergreens?
i suspect that it varies by species, in that the cuticle of a yew is probably more permeable than a single leaf pinyon... but without radio isotope testing, you would never be able to prove that it works
Jun
11
answered What's this hole in the Cabbage leaf?
Jun
7
comment What is this low growing plant with trifoliate leaves?
where do you live? is it cultivated or a weed, have you ever seen it flower, does it have any sort of smell... anything to go on?
Jun
7
comment A fungus was growing before my eyes when I was weeding. What was it?
there are brave mushroom hunters and old mushroom hunters, but no brave, old mushroom hunters.
Jun
7
comment How do you know when a tree has died?
it depends a lot on the species... but an evergreen conifer with no needles is not in good shape.
Jun
7
comment Will glyphosate based herbicide work with a food thickener?
seems like a good idea, if you could end up using less in the long run... you would probably want to experiment, if you go too thick you won't be able to apply it ... there is some potential of the glyphosate forming a conjugate with the starch, or xanthan gum or whatever carbohydrate thickener you use, which would make the glyphosate less available... I don't know that it will happen, and it may be one of those things that happens slowly, or only at high temperatures ...
May
23
answered Should I replace the soil every year in a raised bed that's on top of concrete?
May
19
answered What is this plant with spikes on its stem and leaves and is over 3 feet tall?
May
12
answered What purpose do joints serve on a dragon fruit (pitaya)?
May
10
comment What could be the cause of rust spots and holes on leaves?
well really you have 3 options... 1 disease, 2 something is eating it, 3 environmental: nutrient deficiency or damage... the damage on the right looks like bits are removed with clean edges and the thing on the left looks like the tissue dies and stays there... I don't know for sure, but it seems different to me.
May
9
comment What would be a low- or no-irrigation lawn replacement for USDA zone 8B?
yeah with that as a consideration, I think you are limited to nonliving (rubber mulch, sand/pea gravel, shavings/bark/mulch ), or resilient grasses..
May
8
answered What would be a low- or no-irrigation lawn replacement for USDA zone 8B?
May
8
answered What could be the cause of rust spots and holes on leaves?